Chart House Restaurant - Alexandria

4.5
8581 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Located in historic Old Town Alexandria behind the Torpedo Factory, Chart House is the area’s only waterfront dining location. It boasts panoramic views of the Potomac River, Woodrow Wilson Bridge & the U.S. Capitol Building. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 26 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh seafood specialties to succulent steaks, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Macadamia Crusted Mahi, New Wave Surf & Turf & our slow roasted Prime Rib. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines, & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake. Waterfront dining at its best!
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JR
New England
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The meal was wonderful, but our table was badly situated in a high-traffic areas, so it wasn't as quiet as I'd like. We also had a long wait for our food.

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r
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome service from Cassandra and delicious and fresh food! Great time had by all!!

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ML
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing, I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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DO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Did not receive the a table in the area I requested. We were put in the main room and were surrounded by several intoxicated loud groups. This made it very difficult to enjoy our anniversary dinner(which is why I had requested to be in the quiter section of the restaurant when I placed my reservation.) We have always come here for our anniversary as well as several other occasions since we live in Old Town but I feel we will probably need to find another restaurant to celebrate.

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CK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Over priced. Quality not good. I’ve been sick since we ate there.

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TM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you Chart House for the amazing service and delicious food! Beautiful view from our upstairs table. The personal touches you did, personalized menu and birthday card, were appreciated so much!!! Our waitresses were very attentive, friendly and completely on top of EVERYTHING!

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

We had a special night out and have always liked the Chart House. We were grateful to get a table by the window. Unfortunately it took one hour from the time we sat down until we got our food (and there was no delay in ordering). (We had 5:30pm reservations.) 2 of the 3 meals came out hot, 1 was barely warm. It took awhile to get a waiter's attention (not even our waiter). They replaced the meal quickly, which was appreciated. I was surprised no manager came over to apologize or check in with us. You'd expect this at a restaurant of this level, price range, and reputation. Our waiter was nice, but did not check back often (which explains the delay in getting our meal fixed when we realized there was an issue. ) For the price, it shouldn't have been this aggravating. It also took a significant time to get our check. Either hire more waiters, or better train the ones you have.

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JA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The location is a given and we were seated at a window with a great view of the Potomac as requested, but to top it all off, we had the most engaging, fun and service-oriented waiter, Andres. The whole experience was perfect as we traveled to Alexandria for a reunion with our daughter at college.

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MA
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the New York strip with a king crab leg add on. My wife had the lobster tail. We thought everything was absolutely delicious. But the absolute delight was the chocolate lava cake. No words to describe it other than we were both completely full from dinner and ate every bite of that dessert. Wow!

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GS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I used the warmth and location of the Chart House as the perfect setting to propose marriage to me fiancé. She was totally surprised and elated. She said “YES”. That made my day and set into motion countless lasting memories. Thank you Chart House.

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B
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good and nice view but lets the honest, the Potomac isn’t a gorgeous body of water by any means.
Food was good but not for the price

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Excellence service- could not be beat! But food was not worth the money. Great view of the water; come here for drinks instead of dinner.

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OT
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Great location with awesome views

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BT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent restaurant with exceptional views. The service was great and made for an exceptional dining experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Fresh Seafood and great food.

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CJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I’ve taken my partner here for his birthday twice. He really enjoys the food

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F
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good and the service was excellent.

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KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My order was taken incorrectly and my girlfriend's came out overcooked but they happily and quickly fixed both and both meals were terrific.

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MC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

The Chart House in Alexandria is starting to show that it's a chain.

I do not mind paying for a quality experience, but the food is just okay and doesn't justify the prices. I have noticed this slide for about 8 years now.

Ambience in this restaurant is fine but not particularly outstanding - I realize there's nothing they can do about the view of the DC Waste Management Facility.

The service is the best part about this place. It was excellent, and if our dinner had been equal in quality I would be a five star reviewer. Such was not the case, unfortunately.

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TW
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chart House is one of the very best restaurants in Alexandria. We have always had a wonderful time and meal at the restaurant.

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CO
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The Chart House, though a little expensive is a very nice restaurant in a nice location. The service is always excellent and the food is very good with new items depending on the season. The portions are plentiful as well.

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was great as usual...but the service was terrible and we waited 15 minutes even though we had a reservation.

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DL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT SERVER! GREAT FOOD, GREAT VIEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KH
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James was the perfect Server! Excellent food, impeccable service! Not quite the Weehawkin experience however, the view was spectacular!

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SK
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Although it was lunch time, we were able to order the blackened fish from the dinner menu. It was looked perfectly and my out of town guests enjoyed their meal thoroughly.

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NG
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I got the Caesar Salad with blackened salmon and it was delicious. My husband got the trout with coconut rice and vegetables...also wonderful. We splurged and got the Crab Tots - yummy! It was a beautiful day on the Alexandria waterfront. Overall it was very enjoyable!!

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MI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with great service, friendly waiters and staff and a wonderful view of Old Town Wharf

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was pretty good. Server was good but the food took a bit long to come out. This small detail is compensated by the atmosphere and the beautiful views from the huge windows around the dining area. We had a great time and will certainly be back.

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M
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my husband’s birthday. Perfect!!!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Salad bar was fresh, entree was tasty and well portioned.

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RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love how chart house made it personal for my son's bday by having personalized menu and a bday card.

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JW
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great ambience and I appreciated the low noise level, which made conversation easy. But the $19 salad bar was a ripoff, and when the waitress came by and asked if we liked everything I said no, I wasn't happy with the sopu, but she didn't apologize or offer a substitution.

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ML
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent Service from the hostess to the waiter. The only issue (and it is specific to this visit) was that the fire alarm went off and it took an inordinate amount of time for them to shut it down, thus, it was annoying for a bit of time.

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N
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location and ambiance, very helpful and knowledgeable servers, outstanding seafood. Filet Mignon was properly prepared and fair to good, but not at the same level of those we've had at comparable restaurants. Sides and dessert were very good. Overall, we were pleased and had a good time, and would definitely recommend Chart House to others, particularly if they're looking for a pleasant evening and good seafood.

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JC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Would highly recommend the Chart House to other diners either for lunch or dinner.

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KE
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took one of my largest customers here for dinner this week and it was by far one of the absolute best seafood restaurants that I have visited. The hostess and waiters were extremely nice and courteous, the service was wonderful, and the food was excellent. There were eight in my party and everyone complimented their meal and was very satisfied with the evening.

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PB
Salt Lake City
22 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good coconut shrimp. Service was a bit slow.

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BT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spring Break Visit with 12 and 14 year old daughters

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service. Our waiter was perfect!

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DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic took my wife for her birthday they had a card for her had her name on the menu. Food was excellent!! Waitresses was great, didn’t have to wait when we arrived, place had a very nice view!!

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